Realized through the dreams of Matt Guilbeau, Statedlife brings us closer to self-actualization with powerful and emotional melodies. Harmonies flow in uplifting movements and optimistically color picturesque soundscapes.
Bay area artist Matt Guilbeau withholds a vision of peaceful tranquility led by his passionate love of all existence. He strives to speak out against all things that stem from hatred by creating powerfully optimistic music. "Future Dream" embodies these goals and at no time falls short of achievement.
Statedlife builds compositions based upon hope, usually beginning with soft spoken melodies that build into a crescendo of harmonies. Spacious synths that drift and glide with no limit to their evolution define his sound.
The delicate and dreamy experience of "Fragile" echoes the beauty with held in natures vast untouchable scenery. Opening up the sky to reveal an outer-worldly light, "Cutting Clouds" pours into bleakest corners of the earth with loving harmonies that enrich life. "Remember Heartsgold" follows with cooler synths that express a longing humanity and affection.
Future Dream is an open-ended and encouraging release set to inspire listeners to actively participate and create their own ending.
Statedlife's touching creativity is yet another welcome addition to Archaic Horizon.
September 16, 2008
For fans of Auburn Lull and Hammock.